The Shaldon Singers is a choir of about 80 singers. We give two concerts a year, in December and May. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 9 p.m. at St Peter’s Church in Shaldon (see map below).
If you are interested in joining the Shaldon Singers, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) for information. There is no audition. An ability to read music is an advantage, but more important are enthusiasm and a commitment to attend rehearsals.
BACK TO LIVE SINGING
Live rehearsals are set to resume in St Peter's on Thursday 9 September. Our programme includes Handel's Chandos Anthem 'The King Shall Rejoice', Vivaldi's Credo and music by Holst, John Rutter and Howard Goodall. Our concert is planned for Saturday 4 December
New members will be made very welcome. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7.15 to 9pm. If you are interested in trying us out, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) or email email@example.com.
You can read our Summer 2021 Newsletter by using the link below, and also our Covid-19 risk assessment, setting out our plans to return to singing together safely.
Our Zoom sessions, which began in April 2020, continued until 24 June 2021. and we have enjoyed singing a wide variety of music.
In June we sang short pieces by Stanford, Beethoven and Bruckner and others.
From January we began singing our way through Haydn's Creation, and gave a performance of the work on Zoom on 6 May.
Our Christmas evening on Zoom of favourite carols and readings was enjoyed by singers and around 25 friends and family members. The concert was dedicated to the memory of Ro Rickett.
In November we presented a performance of Faure's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine.
We have also made a recording of ourselves singing the Mozart Ave Verum Corpus. You can listen to the finished recording below.
If you would like to make a donation to help with choir funds, we would be very grateful. You can do so through the Charities Aid Foundation using the Donate button below.
Christmas Concert – 7 December 2019
Music spanning four centuries made up the programme for a festive concert on Saturday 7 December at St Peter’s Church. The concert featured baritone James Quilligan, cellist Tim Pratt, and piano and organ accompaniment by Tim Crompton.
Bach’s famous chorale Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring opened the concert, followed by the lively Beatus Vir by Monteverdi – a lively motet written probably around 1630 for performance in St Mark’s, Venice. In contrasting mood was the slow, melodious ‘Laudamus Te’ by Karl Jenkins, an excerpt from his Gloria of 2010. Closing the first half was the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams, which featured solo parts for baritone and cello.
A selection of Christmas music, readings and carols for choir and audience followed in the second half, including two baritone solos and a beautiful arrangement of ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ for cello and piano. Melissa McGladdery and Jeff Grist read an extract about the Mellstock church carol singers from Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree, and Viv Thorn read the poem ‘King John’s Christmas’ by A. A. Milne.
Donations to the retiring collection in aid of Citizens Advice Teignbridge amounted to £350.
SHALDON SINGERS is a charity with a Registered Charity Number of 1164387